The sentier des douaniers (the custom officers’ path) in Brittany
Located in the heart of the Armorican Massif (Massif Armoricain), the Monts d’Arrée mountains are akin to the “roof” of Brittany. Dotted with pines, rocky crests and lakes, they stretch over a surface area of 60,000 hectares, for which the summit, Roc’h Ruz, has an altitude of 385 metres. At this height, the winds often rage furiously, but do not frighten hiking and cycling lovers. Accessible by car, Mont Saint Michel de Brasparts offers, from an altitude of 381 metres, a 360° view over the Monts d’Arrée mountains. Below, you catch a glimpse of a vast stretch of marshes and peat bogs: the Yeun Elez (Ellez marshes) where the famous Youdig, the traditional name designating the gates of hell, is located...There is no doubt you have arrived in the Land of Legends!
Discover this forest with bewitching colours, which seem to come straight out of your imagination. Do not forget your camera to immortalize yourself by a water course, between its mysterious blocks of granite and rounded rocks. These have given rise to numerous legends and stories. Amongst other things, you will discover the Grotte d’Artus cave, the Grotte du Diable (Devil’s Cave), the Mare aux Fées (Fairy’s cave) and even the Gouffre de Huelgoat cave, overlooking the so-called “silver river”. However, the Huelgoat forest has many other surprises and exceptional places…